Interviews - Festivals


Executive Director Anne Hubbell on the Provincetown International Film Festival at 25

Founded in 1999 and situated in the historic arts colony on the Massachusetts Cape, the Provincetown International Film Festival has been a bastion for independent filmmakers and their projects for a quarter of a century, with classics such as Hedwig…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2023

Five Questions for SXSW’s New Film & TV Festival Director Claudette Godfrey

Claudette Godfrey, a young woman with straight, blond hair and red lipstick, poses with actor Mark Hamill, who has salt and pepper hair and a beard.Claudette Godfrey and Mark Hamill at the 2018 premiere of The Director and The Jedi at SXSW. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

At this year’s edition of the SXSW Film & TV Festival, two significant milestones will be achieved: the festival will celebrate its 30th iteration, and it will be programmer Claudette Godfrey’s first as the organization’s newly-minted Festival Director. She was…  Read more

By Mar 9, 2023

“Sex-Positive and Non-Exploitative, with a Big Piece of Questioning who is getting Representation”: Lisa Vandever on Celebrating CineKink NYC’s Sweet Sixteen

The Artist and the Pervert

For the past 16 years CineKink NYC co-founder and director Lisa Vandever has been on a mission to not only showcase the best in sex-positive films — from narrative to nonfiction, features to shorts, high camp to deep drama —…  Read more

By Apr 3, 2019

“A Post-Digital Art Festival”: The Artistic Director and Curators on transmediale 2018

Finding Fanon

On the heels of Sundance and its New Frontier section every year comes transmediale, the Berlin-based festival more singularly focused on interactive film, video art, transmedia, virtual reality, and other forms of new media. Founded in 199, transmediale also excels…  Read more

By Jan 30, 2018

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